Mill Falls News
May 3, 2019
Important Dates
Food Drive for the MFCS Food Pantry - fresh fruits, veggies single-package snacks needed!  

Teacher Appreciation Week

Early Release, 

Living Wax Museum

Read In: Acadia, Zion & Yosemite

Variety Show Event

5th Years Field Trip Shaker Village

Art & Music Show

Read In: Denali & Olympic

Lower Elementary Field Trip to Squam Lake

Step-Up Night: 

Volunteer Breakfast

Upper Elementary Dance:
6:00pm - 8:00pm

Memorial Day: School Closed

Field Day!

Please CLICK HERE to view Mill Falls public Google Calendar!


We gratefully acknowledge the ongoing contributions from the following corporate partners: 







 Welcome Aboard!

This morning we hosted our annual New Student Interview Day, a wonderful event when we open our doors to our newest MFCS students and families. One by one, members of our 2019/20 Kindergarten class and other students who will be joining us next year, met with members of our staff while their parents got to know one another and speak with MFCS Parent Ambassadors. This annual event is the first step in the process of preparing for next year. A HUGE thanks to MFCS Parents, Amanda G., Jody W. and Timothy B., for spending time with our new families and helping give them a very warm welcome. 

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Speaking of next year... on Monday, families of our current Kinders and 3rd graders received a letter from Ms. Laura W along with our Parent Input Form. The form is due back at school by Tuesday, May 7th. Please click here to download the letter and form. We thank you in advance for your valuable input.

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Next week is...  MFCS' Staff Appreciation  Week!  In preparation, our 2018/19 Room Parents along with a few other Parent Volunteers have designed an amazing series of happenings to thank everyone in our building.

There are a few ways you can help make the week a great success filled with gratitude and smiles. In addition to volunteers and item donations, the Team is asking for a $2 donation from each child to cover the costs of the week's events.   Please click here for more information about how you can lend a hand!

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Next week is also one of our best annual events... The Living Wax Museum,  Thursday, May 9th from 3:15-4pm. Please see below for details!

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Over break, a small group of staff met to kick off some outdoor improvements. Though the weather was not conducive to a full-fledged beautification, we were able to paint some new games on the sidewalk and add in lines near our basketball hoop. 

We are still hoping to fill the planters with some annual flowers, and look forward to planting the seedlings that students started on Earth Day, before April Vacation. Thanks to Ms. Sherry's careful watch over vacation, many of them are growing fast. Is there anyone who can help bring some spring color to our outdoors? Please contact Meryl or Jen by email. Thank you!!
 Important Dates to Remember!

There is SO much cooking as the end of  the  year approaches, that we have put the important dates into a document to help you keep track!

Please click  here  to download the Important Date Tracker for May and June.

We have some wonderful things planned and we hope to see you as often as possible as we gather to celebrate our students' accomplishments and enjoy time together as a school community. 
 Early Release Day: Wednesday, May 8

Final Early Release Day:
May 8, 2019

Dismissal will be at 11:15am. Buses will run as usual. There is no space for drop-in after care on May 8th.
 Living Wax Museum:  May 9th, 3:15-4pm 

2019 Living Wax Museum
May 9, 2019

Please plan to join us for engaging  presentations by our Upper Elementary Students about important people in history. The students have been researching the people they selected to study. They will have written presentations and will be dressed as their person for the day. 

You won't want to miss the action! Guests are welcome!
  2019 Variety Show: Friday, May 10th

The Second Annual 
MFCS Variety Show 
F riday, May 10th, 6:30pm

Auditions were held this week for the 2019 MFCS Variety Show. This year's event is being coordinated by Ms. Christine, Ms. Alyssa and Ms. Devon. 

We are looking forward to another GREAT event, and hope you will join us and cheer on the participants! 
  2019 Night of Community: June 1

Please save the date and plan to join us at our
Annual Night of Community 
June 1st  

 This event is an opportunity for the adults in our school community to come together in celebration and support of our public Montessori School. This annual fundraiser features food, drink, live music, and some auction items. Ticket information will soon be available. For now we ask that you please save the date!

Event Details: The event will once again be generously hosted by the Palace Theatre and held in their event space located just beside the theater on Hanover Street. Sending a HUGE shout out to Peter Ramsey and his staff for working with us and being such gracious hosts! And to the amazing Ann Masterson, Owner of Ignite and Hooked Restaurants.
She  will be providing the food that evening. And live music by  John Choinard and Kate Boisvert will fill the room!

Interested in lending a hand, sponsoring the event, or donating an item for auction? 
Please contact event organizers, MFCS Parents Rachel Marziano and/or Kim Robinson.
  Brain Buster

Write the standard form for the following: Sixty million, two hundred thousand, one hundred six.

Winner:   Audrey/5th Year/Zion

 Check Out the 2019/20 School Calendar!

The MFCS School Board of Trustees approved the  2 019/20 School Calendar.  

You may view and download the PDF by clicking here.
 2019-20 Enrollment

Have your plans for next year changed since you sent in your Intent to Return Form?

If you plan to enroll your child in a different school next year, please send an email to office@millfalls.org . It's imperative that you communicate your plans with us, if there is going to be any enrollment change from this year to next.

If you are considering a change, but would like some advice, please reach out to your child's Lead Teacher or to Laura W . Thank you for keeping us in the loop about your plans!

  After School Club News

Upper Elementary 
Soccer Club 
with Ms. Laura B & Ms. Lauren

Join the club!
Tuesdays - May 14th, 21st, 28th, & June 11th! 
   Student vs Staff Soccer Game on June 12th!

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In other club news...

This week the  Cooking Club created turkey tacos in advance of the huge downtown Taco Tour held annual in Manchester to mark Cinco de Mayo. Fun and good food was had by all!  

This week marked the final meeting of the  Arts & Crafts Club with Ms. Shannon and Ms. Kristin . And the first meeting of the Basketball Club with Ms. Alyssa. 

**Please note there will be NO Basketball Club or Girls on  the  Run next week due to our Living Wax Museum event. They will resume the following week.**
  Community News

Longtime MFCS Mom, Veronica Hombs, shared some exciting First Lego League news with us. She and her husband,  Brandon, are coaches of the FIRST Lego League (FLL) Team AweSTEM, which is comprise largely of current and former MFCS Students. Sasha and Natalia Homes as well as Arabella Mariano are part of our team. 

This year their team is the only team from New Hampshire selected to participate in the 3-day international competition at LEGOLAND in Carlsbad, California. They are very excited to meet and compete against teams from all over the world.  There will be teams from Japan, India, Korea, Ghana, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, Zimbabwe, and others. And of course they are thrilled to to represent New Hampshire at this amazing event!
This Thursday, May 2, hey are having a fundraiser at Chick-fil-A at 377 Amherst St, Nashua (exit 8, near Staples) from 4-7pm. The Team will receive 15% of dine-in and drive-through orders. Families will just need to mention to the cashier that they are there to support the LEGO Robotics Team. Thanks for helping support Team AweSTEM and please join us in sending our heartfelt congratulations!
Montessori Moments...

Earlier this week, students in the Everglades Classroom traveled to the NH State House. There they met with Senator Reagan and Governor Sununu. Students debated an important sample bill - what should be the official state dessert! 

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Above: This week marked the end of our 2019 Calendar  Raffle Prize Month. One more enormous thanks to Lisa Z for all her hard work on this very effective  fundraiser. The student top sales winner were:
Orin who sold 67 Calendars(!) won a gift certificate to Launch.
Amelia who sold 61 Calendars (!) won a gift certificate to Chunky's.
Liam F won sold 2 Calendars and was selected in the over 10 raffle. His prize is a gift certificate to Ben & Jerry's. 

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Above: Grow lights helping our Earth Day Seedlings grow.